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- Drycleaning onsite
- Breakfast Available
- Non-smoking hotel
- Non-smoking rooms
- Wheelchair accessibility
TripAdvisor Reviews Pirate Cove Drake Bay
Travel Blogs from Drake Bay
... Timbaland. Well, maybe those lyrics aren't really all that brilliant, and actually were written by OneRepublic's front man, but how many people actually know that the front man's name is Ryan Tedder? But alas, the author of those poignant words is unimportant, as it is only the meaning and intent of them that matter. You see, the truth about the actual intent of this Costa Rican adventure now must come out - it isn't because I ...
... got absolutely soaked! Was fun but I was worried about my camera and phone! Also started losing light but we managed to make it back. Ended up not bothering to take off trainers as last water part we had to cross as soaked through already. Got back and pooped! Showered and saw Harsha but he was going for dinner with his group from Corcovado today but said he'd see us later. We took our stuff to laundry to be dried then ...
We kick off just after 6am with a goal to get to "Jungla del Jaguar". The trail is easy to follow as it runs parallel to the beach most of the way, meandering through forest patches, then back out onto the beach, then weaving it's way back under the trees. There are opportunities to spot more wildlife on this trail- we see howler monkeys, white faced capuchins, scarlet macaws, toucans, ...
... didgeridoos, their mandolins, their bansuris, and what have you, and start jamming. We were in the centre of many very unique and amazing jams. At one point we were jamming in a drum circle, at 3am, around a huge bonfire,when we spotted what looked like an awfully close asteroid (it turned out to just be a floating lantern) and a sudden thought hit me: if I die right now, I die playing maracas in a drum circle, around a bonfire, in Costa Rica...... Not bad. Not bad at all.
... and chicken, salad and patacones – very tasty!
Towards the end of our stay we started to worry a little about crossing into Panama, partly because Jim has to carry both bags at present (as I have had a shoulder problem which seems to be improving slowly but that I don't want to aggravate again), but more seriously because we had heard stories of how difficult the crossing is and how obstructive the officials can be on the Panamanian side. A number of scams ...